I'm probably above average on the "natural" scale...so it probably isn't too much of a surprise that I would be trying this Poo-free method.
a) I'm lazy...if I can somehow figure out how to shampoo WAY less...awesome(it also saves money, ya know)
b)It's supposed to be good for your hair. I'm interested in seeing how healthy my hair looks at the end.
c)My hair is SO super oily....seriously. It gets greasy my the end of the day, I usually shampoo every day, or every other day if I'm in a rush. I'd love to figure out how to get less oily hair.
I thought I'd keep track of it via blog, and then I could really tell if there was a difference or not.
So here goes....
I let my hair just go....no shampoo, no conditioner, nothing except for day 3 when my hair was just not brushing, and I had to spray a little leave-in conditioner to brush it out. Every time I'd shower I'd rinse with water, and then put it in a bun or a french braid, so it was harder to see the grease-craze.
My hair got increasingly oily, so much so that I couldn't stand to take a picture of it. It was pretty much stuck in place...ewwww.
Anyways...I looked up recipes for natural shampoo, to help my scalp "re-calibrate" or so the cool-blogs say.
I went with one that called for 1 cup of warm water and 1 tbsp of baking soda. The problem I found was that the mixture just sort-of skiffed off...I couldn't massage it into my scalp or anything.
I got out and read some more blogs, and found another recipe that I prefer...here it is:
2-3 teaspoons of baking soda
Enough water to make a paste
-massage paste into scalp and rinse.
Next time I plan on rinsing with a combination of water and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, which is supposed to work as a conditioner.
Here is my after-showered 7th day hair:
More to come in 7 days!! :)